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Mar 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
are eliminated among tpp member nations, the japanese economy would benefit. an the prime minister said now is the last chance to join the talks. he pointed out that the negotiations started two years ago. and he said it's clear any rules participants have already agreed upon would be difficult to reverse. abe stressed japan is for now just joining the talks. he promised to work out an agreement that suits the nation's interests and use japan's negotiating power to secure for certain sectors such as agriculture. abe said many countries are opening up their markets including the u.s., nations in europe and emerging economies in asia. he said if japan misses the opportunity to join the tpp, it will inevitably be left behind. the man who has previously served as general counsel of the office for the united states trade representative made a positive comment on japan's decision to join the tpp talks. >> i think the united states has long wanted japan to join tpp. there are benefits for us from a strategic point of view from the standpoint of u.s./japan alliance. there are strategic benefits. an
KCSMMHZ
Mar 13, 2013 6:00am PDT
the japanese economy for years. he's urging businesses to pay their employees more. some managers agreed to do that but only temporarily. nhk world explains. >> reporter: more company managers and labor unions are wrapping up their month-long wage negotiations today. many firms cut bonuses last year. but this year, workers are receiving better deals. union members in japan are tallying up the pay increases for the next fiscal year, which starts april 1st. so far, all of the country's major companies have promised to keep raising wages based on age and seniority. many firms are offering more because business is better. managers at toyota motor agreed to pay an annual bonus worth five-month wages plus an extra $3,000. that's the highest payout since 2008. executives at nissan, honda, and mitsubishi also decided to accept demands for bigger bonuses. >> translator: it's good to see bonuses are increasing even if it's a temporary measure. >> reporter: prime minister abe has repeatedly asked business leaders to raise their worker's pay. he says wages must go up to boost consumption and pull japan ou
KCSMMHZ
Mar 18, 2013 6:00am PDT
have more friction with its neighbors as it expands its military along with its economy. foreign government officials are waiting to see what kind of diplomatic steps will be taken by chinese leaders. >> i think the new chinese government wants to stabilize its external affairs and focus on internal affairs. so it may be willing to stabilize its relationship with japan and the united states and china and stable economic growth are indispensable for achieving the recovery of china's economy. >> he says he is mainly watching two points. one is the possibility of a power struggle in the three-tiered power structure. and the other is china's one-party system. he doubts that the communist party will get enough support from the people in the future. it appears party officials do not intend to democratize the country. >> how long would they be able to avert change? i believe china will face critical moment in five to ten years from now. >> china's president and premier serve five-year terms. they are often re-elected, though, which means xi and li will probably be in charge for the next
KCSMMHZ
Mar 19, 2013 6:00am PDT
as soon as possible and to stir growth. they bumped liquidity into the economy, but he said he took extreme care to make sure the country did not shoulder the countries debt. he also said they could not change fast enough to keep pace with the ageing population and the progress has caused the economy to stall. the consulting chief researcher spoke about his five years in office. he criticized the governor for not working hard enough to pull the country out of deflation. he said he worried too much about the risks of inflation that could set in if he took bold, monetary measures. >> he was able to end deflation. he failed to clearly outlike the boj's responsibilities and to appeal to the public that they would take aggressive steps. >> but he gave him credit for helping to stabilize the financial system. japan did not experience a financial crisis despite the collapse of lehman brothers and the earthquake two years ago. here are the latest market figures. >>> people across iraq are looking back on a war that took away one problem and replaced it with many others ten years ago on marc
KCSMMHZ
Mar 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
on numerous issues facing the country. china's economy is now the world's second largest, after decades of high-speed expansion. but growth has cooled. incoming companies are growing. and must now compete with lower-paid rivals in other countries. people around china have been protesting to show their discontent. they want leaders to do something about the income gap, and they are calling for an end to rampant corruption. one of xi's biggest tasks would be to keep a lid on arrests and promote stability. this man is an expert on chinese politics. he says a speech he made upon his leadership included challenges he will face in fighting corruption. >> what impressed us the most is the emphasis he put on the importance of fighting corruption. but i was also struck how little xi said about the institutional mechanism to cope with the corruption. so far, it's not clear how xi is going to deal with the corruption. it is very clear that he is quite aware of the seriousness of the issue. >> reporter: as president, xi must provide leadership for his people. he must also guard his country's relati
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